JP6039172B2 - Sheet cutting device and printer - Google Patents

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JP6039172B2
JP6039172B2 JP2011232050A JP2011232050A JP6039172B2 JP 6039172 B2 JP6039172 B2 JP 6039172B2 JP 2011232050 A JP2011232050 A JP 2011232050A JP 2011232050 A JP2011232050 A JP 2011232050A JP 6039172 B2 JP6039172 B2 JP 6039172B2
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    • B26D1/085Cutting through work characterised by the nature or movement of the cutting member or particular materials not otherwise provided for; Apparatus or machines therefor; Cutting members therefor involving a cutting member which does not travel with the work having a linearly-movable cutting member wherein the cutting member reciprocates of the guillotine type for thin material, e.g. for sheets, strips or the like
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B26HAND CUTTING TOOLS; CUTTING; SEVERING
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    • B26D5/20Arrangements for operating and controlling machines or devices for cutting, cutting-out, stamping-out, punching, perforating, or severing by means other than cutting with interrelated action between the cutting member and work feed
    • B26D5/30Arrangements for operating and controlling machines or devices for cutting, cutting-out, stamping-out, punching, perforating, or severing by means other than cutting with interrelated action between the cutting member and work feed having the cutting member controlled by scanning a record carrier
    • B26D5/32Arrangements for operating and controlling machines or devices for cutting, cutting-out, stamping-out, punching, perforating, or severing by means other than cutting with interrelated action between the cutting member and work feed having the cutting member controlled by scanning a record carrier with the record carrier formed by the work itself

Description

  The present invention relates to a sheet cutting apparatus and a printer that cut an unnecessary portion from a sheet on which an image is formed to create a printed matter of a target size.

  Conventionally, in a printer capable of obtaining a single sheet-like printed matter, an image is formed on a medium of a target size of a product, and an unnecessary portion is cut after forming an image on a medium larger than the target size. It can be broadly divided into those of the desired size.

  There is a large-scale apparatus capable of obtaining a single-leaf product from a roll-like continuous sheet, such as the latter, which has a sheet conveying means and a cutting means in the apparatus. The product and unnecessary parts are also separated inside the device.

  In the processing of the unnecessary part, it is generally required to efficiently store the unnecessary part in the unnecessary part storage container in the machine.

  Further, regarding the cutting means, it is necessary to take into consideration that the paper powder generated at the time of cutting adheres to the printed matter that is a product and that the cutting performance is maintained.

  In patent document 1, the container which accommodates a piece end is provided below the cutting | disconnection means, and the piece piece which falls is accommodated in the container. Furthermore, the bottom of the container is configured by a filter, and unnecessary materials and paper dust after cutting are captured by the filter using the fan's suction force by a fan below the filter.

JP 2000-335028 A

  In order to accommodate a falling piece as in Patent Document 1, it is necessary to provide a container for accommodating the broken piece below the cutting means, and it is not always possible to place the container at a position that is easily accessible by the user. In addition, since the unnecessary material and paper dust after cutting are captured by the filter, the filter is closed as the unnecessary material advances, and the suction force of the fan is likely to change.

  The present invention has been made based on the recognition of the above-described problems, and an object of the present invention is to increase the degree of freedom in the arrangement of the accommodating portion that accommodates the cut pieces of the sheet.

The present invention for solving the above-described problems includes a cutting means for cutting a sheet, a discharge means for discharging a piece of the sheet cut by the cutting means, and an air flow in the piece discharged from the discharge means. It has a, and blowing means for blowing air to direct the said air blowing means is a sheet cutting apparatus for blowing air sucked from the vicinity of the cutting means. And a cutting unit that cuts the sheet, a discharging unit that discharges a piece of the sheet cut by the cutting unit, and a blowing unit that blows air so as to apply an airflow to the piece discharged from the discharging unit. The discharge means is a sheet cutting apparatus having a conveying belt that is arranged at a position where the piece of the sheet cut by the cutting means falls and carries the piece. Also, a cutting means for cutting the sheet, a discharging means for discharging a piece of the sheet cut by the cutting means, a blowing means for blowing air so as to apply an air flow to the piece discharged from the discharging means, and the discharging And a guide for guiding the fragments discharged from the discharge means provided above the storage portion, the guide discharging the fragments. The sheet cutting device is characterized by guiding in a direction inclined with respect to the direction.

  According to the present invention, the degree of freedom of layout of the sheet cutting device is improved.

1 is a schematic cross-sectional view illustrating an internal configuration of a printer including a sheet cutting device according to an embodiment of the present invention. Schematic for demonstrating operation | movement of the printer provided with the sheet cutting device which is embodiment of this invention. FIG. 3 is a schematic perspective view of a sheet cutting and conveying unit including the sheet cutting apparatus according to the first embodiment. The schematic sectional drawing which shows the structure of a sheet | seat cutting conveyance part. An example of image formation on a continuous sheet before cutting. The figure explaining operation | movement of a sheet cutting device. The figure explaining operation | movement of a sheet cutting device. It is a perspective view which shows the cutter units C1 and C2. It is a perspective view which shows the cutter unit C2 and the belt unit 602. FIG. The schematic sectional drawing of a belt unit. FIG. 4 is a schematic part layout drawing showing only relevant parts extracted from the sheet cutting and conveying mechanism. The schematic perspective view of a sheet cutting conveyance part containing a sheet cutting device and an unnecessary part storage part. Schematic component layout drawing of only relevant parts around the container that houses unnecessary parts. It is the schematic diagram which looked at the belt unit 602 and the semi-cylindrical guide 612 from the top. It is a schematic diagram of the unnecessary part SHw which contacted the cylindrical part inner peripheral surface of the semicylindrical guide 612. FIG. It is a schematic diagram showing the state of the unnecessary part SHw whose direction was changed by the semi-cylindrical guide 612.

  Hereinafter, an embodiment of a printer using an inkjet method will be described. The printer of this example is a high-speed line printer using a continuous sheet wound in a roll shape, and is suitable for the field of printing a large number of sheets in a print laboratory, for example.

FIG. 1 is a schematic cross-sectional view showing the internal configuration of the printer.
Inside the printer, there are roughly a sheet supply unit 1, a decurling unit 2, a skew correction unit 3, a printing unit 4, an inspection unit 5, a sheet cutting and conveying unit 6, an information recording unit 7, a drying unit 8, and a discharging and conveying unit 10. , A sorter unit 11, a discharge tray 12, and a control unit 13. A sheet is conveyed by a conveyance mechanism including a roller pair and a belt along a sheet conveyance path indicated by a solid line in the drawing, and is processed in each unit.

  The sheet supply unit 1 is a unit that stores and supplies a continuous sheet wound in a roll shape. The sheet supply unit 1 can store two rolls P <b> 1 and P <b> 2, and is configured to selectively pull out and supply a sheet. The number of rolls that can be stored is not limited to two, and one or three or more rolls may be stored.

  The decurling unit 2 is a unit that reduces curling (warping) of the sheet supplied from the sheet supply unit 1. In the decurling unit 2, curling is reduced by using two pinch rollers for one driving roller and curving the sheet so as to give a curl in the opposite direction of curling.

  The skew correction unit 3 is a unit that corrects skew (inclination with respect to the original traveling direction) of the sheet that has passed through the decurling unit 2. The sheet skew is corrected by pressing the sheet end on the reference side against the guide member.

  The printing unit 4 is a unit that forms an image on the sheet by the print head 14 with respect to the conveyed sheet. The printing unit 4 also includes a plurality of conveyance rollers that convey the sheet. The print head 14 has a line type print head in which an inkjet nozzle row is formed in a range that covers the maximum width of a sheet that is supposed to be used. The print head 14 has a plurality of print heads arranged in parallel along the transport direction. As the inkjet method, a method using a heating element, a method using a piezo element, a method using an electrostatic element, a method using a MEMS element, or the like can be adopted. Each color ink is supplied from the ink tank to the print head 14 via an ink tube.

  The inspection unit 5 is a unit that optically reads the inspection pattern or image printed on the sheet by the printing unit 4 and inspects the nozzle state of the print head, the sheet conveyance state, the image position, and the like.

  The sheet cutting and conveying unit 6 is a unit including a mechanical cutter that cuts a printed sheet into a predetermined length. The sheet cutting and conveying unit 6 includes a plurality of conveying rollers for sending out a sheet to the next process, and a space for storing dust generated by cutting, and includes the sheet cutting device of the present invention.

  The drying unit 8 is a unit that heats the sheet printed by the printing unit 4 and dries the applied ink in a short time. The drying unit 8 also includes a conveyance belt and a conveyance roller for sending out the heater and the sheet to the next process.

  The discharge conveyance unit 10 is a unit for conveying the sheet cut by the sheet cutting conveyance unit 6 and dried by the drying unit 8 and delivering the sheet to the sorter unit 11. The sorter unit 11 is a unit that sorts and discharges printed sheets to different trays 12 for each group as necessary.

  The control unit 13 is a unit that controls each unit of the entire printer. The control unit 13 includes a CPU, a memory, a controller 15 having various I / O interfaces, and a power source. The operation of the printer is controlled based on an instruction from the controller 15 or an external device 16 such as a host computer connected to the controller 15 via an I / O interface.

FIG. 2 is a schematic diagram for explaining the operation of the printer.
A conveyance path from the time when the sheet supplied from the sheet supply unit 1 is printed and discharged to the discharge tray 12 is indicated by a bold line. The sheet supplied from the sheet supply unit 1 and processed by the decurling unit 2 and the skew feeding correction unit 3 is printed on the surface by the printing unit 4. The printed sheet passes through the inspection unit 5 and is cut for each predetermined unit length set in advance in the sheet cutting and conveying unit 6. Then, the cut sheets are conveyed one by one to the drying unit 8 and dried. Thereafter, the sheet is sequentially discharged and stacked on the tray 12 of the sorter unit 11 via the discharge conveyance unit 10.

Below, embodiment of the sheet cutting conveyance part 6 containing a sheet cutting device is described in more detail.
FIG. 3 is a schematic perspective view of the sheet cutting and conveying unit 6, and FIG. 4 is a schematic cross-sectional view showing the configuration of the sheet cutting and conveying unit 6.
In FIG. 4, the sheet conveyance path 601 takes a path from the upper right side A toward the left diagonally downward, bent downward, and again downward toward the right B.

  Cutter units C1 and C2 are disposed in the sheet conveyance path 601 as cutting means for cutting continuous sheets. The cutter units C1 and C2 are so-called slide cutters each having a movable blade disposed on the upper side of the sheet conveyance path 601 and a fixed blade disposed on the lower side. The movable blade and the fixed blade have a length greater than the sheet width.

  The transported sheet is temporarily stopped at the time of cutting, and is transported to the next process at a high speed in order to adjust the stop time after the cutting.

  In order to suck the paper dust generated at the time of cutting, a suction port 605 is arranged close to the upper side of the first cutter unit C1 and the second cutter unit C2. The suction port 605 is connected to the fan 606 through a suction duct 604. The fan 606 is a sirocco fan with a large flow rate.

FIG. 5 is an example of image formation on a continuous sheet before cutting according to the present invention.
On the conveyed continuous sheet SHr, the product SHc and the unnecessary part SHw, which are parts to be completed printed products, are alternately printed one by one. When cutting and generating the product SHc from the continuous sheet, the first cutter unit C1 first cuts SH1 that hits the front end of the product SHc, and generates the product SHc with the unnecessary portion SHw at the rear end. Next, the rear end SH2 of the product SHc is cut by the second cutter unit C2, the product generation is completed, and the elongated unnecessary product SHw having the paper width length of the continuous sheet SHr is dropped downward.

The operation of the cutting device will be described with reference to FIGS.
FIG. 6A shows the process until the printed sheet reaches the cutting position. The continuous sheet SHr before cutting that is continuously conveyed from the upstream at the conveying speed Vp passes through the conveying roller pairs R1, R2, and R3 before and after the cutter C1 that operates at the same conveying speed and reaches the cutting position. In order to determine the cutting position, for example, the length after the leading edge of the sheet is detected by the edge sensor SE2 after passing through the conveying roller pair R1 and passed between the cutter blades by the conveying amount of the detected conveying roller pair R1, That is, the cutting position can be determined. It is also possible to determine the cutting position by detecting an image formed using an image sensor separately from the edge sensor SE2.

  FIG. 6B shows a state when the cutting position SH1 is being cut by the cutter C1. The pair of rollers R1, R2, and R3 holding the continuous sheet is stopped, and the sheet is held during the cutter C1 operation. Since the continuous sheet before cutting SHr on which an image is printed is conveyed from the upstream while the sheet is stopped at the cutter C1, the continuous sheet before cutting SHr is stored in a loop shape upstream of the conveying roller pair R1.

  FIG. 6C shows a state immediately after the cutting of the cutter C1. After the cutting is completed, the printed product SHc side after the cutting is transported at a speed Vh higher than the continuous sheet transport speed Vp in order to eliminate the loop-like storage and prevent the continuous sheet SHr and the printed product SHc from being overlapped. With the conveyance roller pair R1 on the continuous sheet side stopped, the conveyance roller pair R2, R3, R4 is driven at the conveyance speed Vh, and the product SHc with the unnecessary portion SHw after cutting is cut to the cutting position by the second cutter C2. Start transporting.

  FIG. 6D shows a state immediately after the printed matter SWc having the unnecessary portion SHw at the rear end is conveyed by Vh and after a minute time has passed. The continuous sheet side cooperates with the conveying roller pair R1 and R2 in order to eliminate the loop stored while the conveying roller pair R1 is stopped, so that the printed material and the continuous sheet leading edge do not overlap and Vl> A specified length that eliminates the loop is conveyed from the cutter at a speed of Vl that is Vp.

  FIG. 7A shows a state in which the printed matter SWc with the unnecessary portion SHw has reached the cutting position of the second cutter C2. The length after the leading edge of the continuous sheet conveyed at the conveyance speed Vh after being cut by the cutter C1 is detected by the edge sensor SE4 and passes between the blades of the second cutter C2 by the rotation amount of the conveyance roller pair R4 after the detection. That is, the cutting position can be determined. Further, it is possible to determine the cutting position by detecting an image formed by using an image sensor separately from the edge sensor SE4, similarly to the cutter C1 unit.

  FIG. 7B shows a state when SH2 is cut by the second cutter C2. The printed matter SWc with the unnecessary portion SHw that has been cut by the cutter C1 is held and stopped by the pair of rollers R4 and R5 downstream of the second cutter C2, and the sheet is held during the operation of the second cutter C2. The unnecessary portion SHw located on the upstream side of the second cutter C2 is cut off along with the cutting, and is removed from the sheet conveying path by means of using free fall due to gravity and air flow as an auxiliary.

  FIG. 7C shows a state immediately after the completion of cutting the second cutter C2. The printed product SHc after the completion of the cutting of the second cutter C2 is conveyed by the conveying roller pair R4, R5, R6 at a speed Vh that is faster than the continuous sheet conveying speed Vp by a specified length LA2. This is to prevent the printed product SHc from overlapping the next printed product SWc after completion of cutting by the cutter C1 conveyed at a high speed escape speed Vh from the upstream.

  FIG. 7D shows a state following FIG. The printed product SHc is transported at a necessary speed Vd by the drying unit 8 by the transport roller pairs R5 and R6, and the transport roller pair R4 separated from the printed product SHc returns to the state of FIG. 6A and repeats transport.

  FIG. 8 is a schematic diagram showing the configuration of the cutter units C1 and C2 included in the sheet cutting and conveying unit. This is generally called a slide type, and includes a fixed blade 401 and a movable blade 402. The movable blade 402 is driven by a cutter motor 403 as a driving source, and moves up and down while abutting obliquely against the fixed blade 401 via a cam 404, a drive side link 405, and a driven side link 406. The top dead center where the movable blade 402 is moved farthest away from the fixed blade is the position where the medium is guided between the blades of the cutter during normal conveyance, and the bottom dead center where the movable blade 402 is lowered to the bottom is the medium. This is the position where cutting has been completed. Since the load at the time of cutting varies greatly depending on the medium conditions and the like, a DC motor is used as the cutter motor 403. The cutter sensor 407 realizes high-speed movement stop control by detecting the position of the movable blade 402 and stopping it by a short brake that directly connects both terminals of the DC motor according to the detection timing. Normally, the cutter sensor 407 is arranged so as to stop at the top dead center, and when it is desired to stop further at the bottom dead center, a similar sensor can be added to cope with it.

Next, the belt unit will be described.
FIG. 9 is a perspective view showing the cutter unit C2 and the belt unit 602. FIG. FIG. 10 is a schematic view of the belt unit of the present invention. A belt unit 602 is disposed below the cutter unit C2, and the fallen unwanted matter rides on the driving belt 603 and is sent in a direction perpendicular to the conveying direction.

  Reference numeral 602 denotes a belt unit, and reference numeral 603 denotes a conveyance belt that conveys the unnecessary portion to a container 611 that is a housing portion that accommodates the unnecessary portion that has become a fragment from the cutting device. The conveyor belt 603 is supported by pulleys 603A and 603B and is driven by a driving pulley 603B that is rotated by a belt motor. A clamping belt 613 is supported by pulleys 613A, 613B, and 613C that are rotatably supported, and forms a nip by contacting the downstream end of the conveyor belt 603. The clamping belt 613 is driven by the conveyance belt 603. Unnecessary portion SHw cut into pieces by cutting from the cutting device falls and is placed on the conveyor belt 603 and conveyed in the direction of the arrow. The unnecessary portion SHw conveyed by the conveyance belt 603 is nipped by the conveyance belt 603 and the nipping belt 613 which is a nipping member and is conveyed to the container 611.

  Reference numeral 607 denotes a duct connected to the exhaust side of the fan 606. The duct 607 is connected to the exhaust port 608. The air containing the paper dust sucked by the suction port 605 arranged close to the cutter units C1 and C2 is discharged from the exhaust port 608 through the suction duct 604, the fan 606, and the duct 607. The suction duct 604, the fan 606, the duct 607, and the exhaust port 608 constitute a blowing unit that blows air so as to apply an air flow to the unnecessary portion SHw. The exhaust port 608 is disposed near the lower end of the downstream end of the conveyor belt 603. The exhaust direction of the exhaust port 608 is substantially parallel to the unnecessary part discharge direction of the belt unit 602. The airflow in the direction of the block arrow discharged from the exhaust port 608 prevents the unnecessary portion SHw sandwiched at the nip between the conveying belt 603 and the sandwiching belt 613 from drooping significantly. When the rear end of the unnecessary portion SHw passes through the nip, it falls into the container 611 while maintaining a substantially horizontal posture.

FIG. 11 is a schematic part arrangement diagram in which only relevant parts are extracted from the sheet cutting apparatus of the present invention.
FIG. 12 is a schematic perspective view of a sheet cutting / conveying section and an unnecessary section accommodating section including the sheet cutting apparatus of the present invention.

  An unnecessary object storage container 611 which is an unnecessary part storage part is disposed at a position adjacent to the unnecessary part discharge end 609 of the belt unit 602. The unnecessary portion SHw is discharged so as to drop into the container 611, and air mixed with paper dust is discharged from the exhaust port 608 into the container 611. The container 611 is detachable from the apparatus in order to discard the unnecessary part accommodated therein.

FIG. 13 is a schematic part layout diagram showing only the container peripheral related parts accommodating unnecessary parts of the present invention.
The container 611 in FIG. 13 has a parallelogram shape when viewed from above, and is slanted with respect to the unnecessary portion discharge direction of the belt unit 602 and is longer than the width direction of the sheet. A guide 612 is mounted and supported on the apparatus main body structure (not shown) above the container 611. The unnecessary portion discharge guide 612 is a semi-cylindrical member extending along the wall of the container 611. Unnecessary portions discharged from the belt unit 602 are guided by the discharge force of the belt unit 602 and the exhaust wind force of the fan 606 in the longitudinal direction along the inner peripheral surface of the semi-cylindrical member. The unnecessary portion falls downward along the circumferential direction after the belt unit 602 is completely discharged, and is accommodated in the bottom of the container 611.

  The semi-cylindrical guide 612 is installed at the outlet of the belt unit 602 and extends in the same direction as the longitudinal direction of the container 611. The lower end of the semi-cylindrical guide 612 is arranged below the belt unit 602 outlet so as to be surely guided to the semi-cylindrical guide 612 even when the unnecessary portion SHw of the weak sheet material is discharged. It is necessary.

  The unnecessary portion SHw discharged from the belt unit 602 is changed in direction by a semi-cylindrical guide 612 installed in a direction inclined with respect to the discharge direction, and is dropped after being aligned along the longitudinal direction of the container 611. Deposit in container 611.

  Hereinafter, a process in which the unnecessary portion SHw discharged by the belt unit 602 changes in the traveling direction from the discharging direction to the guiding direction by the semi-cylindrical guide 612 will be described.

  FIG. 14 is a schematic view of the belt unit 602 and the semicylindrical guide 612 as seen from above. The semi-cylindrical guide 612 in FIG. 14 is a cross-sectional view cut at approximately the conveyance surface of the belt unit 602 (the upper surface of the conveyance belt 603). The unnecessary portion SHw conveyed by the belt unit 602 comes into contact with the inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion of the semicylindrical guide 612 installed at an arbitrary angle with respect to the conveying direction of the conveying belt 603.

  The inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion of the semicylindrical guide 612 has a portion with which the tip of the unnecessary portion SHw to be discharged comes into contact. FIG. 15 is a schematic view of the unnecessary portion SHw that is in contact with the inner circumferential surface of the cylindrical portion of the semicylindrical guide 612. A corner portion of the unnecessary portion SHw that is in contact with the cylindrical portion is guided in either the upper or lower direction represented by a two-dot chain line. Since the unnecessary portion SHw whose leading end corner portion is guided in either the upper or lower direction is continuously conveyed by the belt unit 602, the traveling direction changes so as to twist along the inner peripheral surface of the semi-cylindrical guide 612. To do. At this time, it is desirable to apply a coating that reduces friction to the cylindrical portion so that the unnecessary portion SHw is smoothly guided, or to paste a sheet material that has little friction.

  FIG. 16 is a schematic diagram showing a state of the unnecessary portion SHw whose direction is changed by the semi-cylindrical guide 612. A semi-cylindrical guide 612 in FIG. 16 is a cross-sectional view similar to FIG. The unnecessary portion SHw whose traveling direction has changed in the longitudinal direction of the semi-cylindrical guide 612 is transported until the rear end of the semi-cylindrical guide 612 is removed from the belt unit 602 by the transport force of the belt unit 602. The unnecessary portion SHw is supported from below by the bottom portion of the inner peripheral surface of the semi-cylindrical guide 612 while a part of the unnecessary portion SHw is sandwiched between the conveyance belt 603 of the belt unit 602 and the sandwiching belt 613. When the rear end of the unnecessary portion SHw is removed from the nip of the belt unit 602, the unnecessary portion SHw is moved to the container 611 having the same longitudinal dimension as that of the semi-cylindrical guide 612 in a state where the posture is changed in the same longitudinal direction as the semi-cylindrical guide 612. And fall and be deposited.

  Furthermore, since the semi-cylindrical guide 612 is located in the upper part of the container 611, it is desirable that the container 611 and the semi-cylindrical guide 612 are separated when the unnecessary portion SHw accumulated in the container 611 is thrown out of the apparatus. . The semi-cylindrical guide 612 may be detachably attached to the upper part of the container 611.

  According to the above-described embodiment, there is no need to arrange a container that accommodates an unnecessary portion below the sheet cutting means, so that the space below the cutting means can be used as a conveyance path. As a result, the printer can be miniaturized. It is also possible to increase the volume of the container that accommodates unnecessary portions. It is also possible to maintain the collection and accommodation performance of unnecessary materials and paper powder for a long time.

C2 Second cutter unit SHc Result after cutting SHw Unnecessary part 602 Belt unit 604 Suction duct 606 Fan 607 Exhaust duct 611 Container 612 Unnecessary substance discharge guide

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  1. Cutting means for cutting the sheet;
    Discharging means for discharging a piece of the sheet cut by the cutting means;
    A blowing means for blowing air so as to apply airflow to the fragments discharged from the discharging means;
    Have
    The air blowing means is a sheet cutting device for blowing air sucked from the vicinity of the cutting means.
  2.   The sheet cutting device according to claim 1, wherein the air blowing unit includes a suction port disposed so as to correspond to the cutting unit, an exhaust port disposed at an end of the discharge unit, and a duct.
  3.   3. The sheet cutting device according to claim 1, wherein the discharge unit includes a conveyance belt that is disposed at a position where the piece of the sheet cut by the cutting unit falls and conveys the piece.
  4. The sheet cutting device according to any one of claims 1 to 3 , wherein the blowing unit blows air from the lower side in approximately the same direction as a direction in which the fragments are discharged.
  5. The sheet cutting device according to claim 4 , wherein the blower blows air from below the downstream end of the discharger.
  6. Sheet cutting device according to any one of claims 1 gastric Shi 5 further comprising a storage portion for storing the fragment that has fallen is discharged from said discharge means.
  7. The sheet cutting device according to claim 6 , wherein a guide for guiding a piece discharged from the discharge unit is provided above the housing portion, and the guide guides the piece in a direction inclined with respect to a discharge direction.
  8. 8. The sheet cutting apparatus according to claim 7 , wherein the guide surface of the guide has a portion that abuts on a tip of the discharged piece and a portion that supports the piece from below.
  9. The sheet cutting device according to claim 7 or 8 , wherein the guide is a semi-cylindrical member along a guiding direction, and the blowing unit blows air to an inner peripheral surface of the semi-cylindrical member.
  10. The sheet cutting device according to claim 9 , wherein a coating for reducing friction is applied to an inner peripheral surface of the semi-cylindrical member.
  11. The guide sheet cutting apparatus according to any one of claims 7 to 10 is detachably attached to the receiving portion.
  12. Cutting means for cutting the sheet;
    Discharging means for discharging a piece of the sheet cut by the cutting means;
    A blowing means for blowing air so as to apply airflow to the fragments discharged from the discharging means;
    An accommodating portion for accommodating the fragments that have been ejected and dropped from the ejection means;
    A guide for guiding a piece discharged from the discharge means provided above the accommodating portion;
    Have
    The sheet cutting device according to claim 1, wherein the guide guides the fragment in a direction inclined with respect to a discharge direction.
  13. A print unit for forming an image on a sheet;
    Printer and a sheet cutting device according to any one of claims 1 to 12 to cut the sheet on which the image is formed by the printing unit.
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